Tonight on GTTV (that’s Game Trailers Television), you’ll get a sneak peak at the project we’ve been working on with Splash Damage — with an unveiling during GTTV PRESENTS: VGA-E3 FIRST LOOK 2009 SPECIAL. The special premieres at 11 PM ET on Spike TV.
Here’s more details on the program:
Want to get a look at the hottest games of E3 before anyone else? GTTV’s Geoff Keighley is joined by actress Rose McGowan to reveal the most anticipated games of the show in front of a live audience in Los Angeles. See world premiere trailers, an appearance from Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer, and other surprises.
Be sure to tune into Spike TV, and if you can’t, be sure to set your DVR.
Plenty of links to share today.
We begin with news on The Pitt. On Friday, you’ll have your first chance to see The Pitt trailer on Gametrailers TV. The show airs Friday night at 1am (or technically, 1am Saturday morning) on Spike. I hope that’s not too confusing — especially with Daylight Savings last week.
Elsewhere on GameTrailers site, you can check out Geoff Keighley’s interview with Todd Howard from this year’s D.I.C.E. Summit. You won’t have to do too much searching, Geoff’s interview with Todd starts within the first minute of the video.
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Today we announced that Fallout 3′s second DLC, The Pitt, will be released on Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows LIVE on Tuesday, March 24th and cost 800 Microsoft Points.
Along with the announcement, we’ve got three brand new screenshots up on our official site — including the one above that introduces you to the Trogs. For more details on The Pitt, check out new hands-on impressions at OXM (UK) and Eurogamer.
That’s all for now…we’ll keep you posted on new details on The Pitt.
Yesterday we put up new screenshots for The Pitt. Today, here’s two new previews for the content based on impressions from this year’s D.I.C.E Summit.
Up first, Erik Brudvig took a trip to The Pitt for IGN. Here’s a snippet:
“Your goal in The Pitt is to infiltrate the slave camp, find Ashur, and get a cure he holds that can cure the mutations afflicting everyone in the local populace. Getting into The Pitt slave camp is easier said than done and you won’t find it as easy to access as Paradise Falls. In fact, to get in you’ll have to submit to slavery yourself and temporarily give up all of the great items and weapons you’ve been collecting.”
Meanwhile, RicardoT from Gamespot wrote:
“Unsurprisingly the Pitt has a pretty bleak and oppressive feel to it, which comes through clearly from a visual perspective. The slaves look pretty messed up, the raiders are spooky, and the environment has got that very special “exploded yet lived-in” you’ve probably come to expect from Fallout. Overall the Pitt’s looking cool, and we’re really anxious to download it when it gets released this March; so we probably won’t feel too bad about forking over the 800 points for the Xbox 360 version. There’s a fair chunk of content such as new weapons, plus achievements and perks, so there’s a lot to like.”
Update: Over at MTV Multiplayer, Pete answered questions from Stephen Totilo, as well as some community questions. Here’s a sample:
Is it as combat focused as Anchorage? Because that’s not what I want.
Hines: No. It is much more in line with some of the other stuff in “Fallout.” There are these two factions. There’s a story: the slavers vs. the slaves. And you have to figure out who you want to believe and who you want to help. Clearly, there’s combat involved, but there are multiple ways to go about doing things. You have to decide ultimately what you think is right, because there is no real right or wrong.
As more details/news emerge on The Pitt, we’ll keep you posted.
If you’re waiting for your chance to see Fallout 3 in action, G4′s got you covered on Monday. Beginning at 7PM (Eastern Time), they’ll be airing a two-hour E3 Preview Show featuring a Fallout 3 demonstration from Todd Howard. For more details on G4′s E3 schedule, head here.
E3 kicks off next week, but if you want a first look at the new trailer for Fallout 3, be sure to throw back a few energy drinks so you can stay up until 1AM on Saturday morning to watch GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley: E3 Preview on Spike TV. During the broadcast, they’ll be showing a glimpse of a never-before-seen Fallout 3 trailer that’ll be shown during E3 next week.
Last month we announced the Fallout 3 Collector’s Edition, and today we’re giving you a first look at the contents included with it. When you purchase the CE, you’ll get the following:
- Vault Boy Bobblehead: Enjoy your very own Vault Boy with this collector’s item direct from Vault-Tec.
- The Art of Fallout 3: This hardcover book features nearly 100 pages of never-before seen concept art and commentary from Bethesda Game Studios artists.
- The Making of Fallout 3: Get an exclusive, inside look at Bethesda Game Studios and the team behind the game with this special DVD.
- Vault-Tec Lunch Box: The entire package comes in a fully customized metal lunchbox.
The Fallout 3 Collector’s Edition will release the same day as the regular edition of the game and is available for pre-order now.
Patrick at MSN in the UK dropped me an email to let me know his preview on Fallout 3 had gone up. It’s sort of the interview we did after the demo mixed in with info on the game from the demo/preview. In any case you can find the whole thing over at MSN.
In coverage elsewhere, Play.TM’s Luke Guttridge has put up his impressions after seeing the game in action last week.
Well, Fallout 3 is rich, ambitious and epic in scale. Whether it can blend perfectly RPG and FPS (with a splash of third-person thrown in) remains to be seen, but the lengths the developers are going to are more than apparent. We’ll certainly be following this new offering with interest as it is polished, tweaked and expanded ahead of a debut around this time next year. Until then, suffice to say that this is one wasteland we’ll be more than happy to revisit.
Check here to read the rest of his preview.
Knowing Will Porter as I do, I don’t think he’ll take offense to being labelled as a Fallout Geek. More like praise, or some sort of a badge of honor. I mean, the picture says plenty.
He’s made it well known how much he loves the Fallout series, so I was curious to read his take on what we showed in the demo. I got to chat with him briefly at E3 after the demo and he seemed to like it, but he’s now posted his lengthy preview over at CVG to give his more complete thoughts. It’s worth a read for what he thought, what he liked, as well as his cavaets.
Plus, the first two paragraphs are hilarious. And yes, Chevy Chase is a real place Will, we promise. He posts fairly regularly over at PC Zone’s blog as well if you enjoy reading his stuff.
Next week I’ll be returning to Leipzig for the games convention, this time to show off Fallout 3 over on that side of the pond. So I’m sure more previews are going to be coming out of that. Should be an interesting show.
Maybe this one doesn’t come as a shocker to Trek fans who caught a sneak peek of the game’s box art last week, but today we’ve officially announced Star Trek: Conquest. Our latest Trek game delivers a combination of action and strategy set during the “Next Generation” era. Here’s a snippit from the press release:
“Players take control of Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian, Dominion, and Breen forces and lead them in a campaign to control the Galaxy, one planet at a time. Build and manage your growing empire in turn-based strategy, fully utilizing the Wii Remoteâ„¢ as you select and maneuver your starships throughout the large, galactic map.”
Conquest marks the first time a Star Trek game will be released on the Nintendo Wii — taking advantage of the console’s unique control scheme. For those still struggling to find a Wii at their local gaming store, fear not, the game will also be available on the Playstation 2.
We’ll have more details on Conquest in the weeks to come. In the meantime, check out the press release and forums.